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This App Contains...
Chat
Commenting
In App Purchases
Microtransactions
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Geotracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers

Parent Rating

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Mixer is a live streaming app by Microsoft with an emphasis on social networking and gaming.  Mixer is rated as being suitable for users 17 years of age and older.  Mixer is free to download and use but does feature select in-app purchase opportunities. This app is safe for mature teens with parental supervision.

About Mixer – Interactive Streaming
In-App Purchases
None
Rating
Everyone

What is Mixer – Interactive Streaming?

Originally named Beam, Mixer is the rebranded live streaming app by Microsoft with an emphasis on social networking and gaming.

 

While the Google Play Store rates Mixer appropriate for users of all ages, the App Store rates the app suitable for those users ages 17 years and older. Mixer is free to download and use but does feature select in-app purchase opportunities. 

 

Mixer’s interface is set up similar to other social networking sites, giving users the ability to build lists of friends on the platform. These friends can come in handy when it comes to team video game play, as they can share servers and combine to play games together.

  

Mixer users can follow their favorite gamers, or follow specific game channels, and interact to comment on gameplay or ask game-related questions. One aspect that sets Mixer apart from other streaming platforms is that followers can influence gameplay.

Is Mixer – Interactive Streaming safe for my kids?

Parents should know that Mixer is the mobile app for a live video gaming site where gamers across the globe can network.

It’s important to note that desktop users may use a range of accounts to log in, but mobile Mixer users must have a Microsoft app to use. This requirement may limit the number of users on the app.

Open to users of all ages, Mixer can contain content that is unsuitable for younger teens. And while Mixer’s terms of use do not specify a minimum age to join and use, parents likely do not want their younger children using the platform.

Parents should know that children streaming live play will see a platform similar to YouTube with the video streaming at the top of the screen and comments populating below.

It should be shared that many of the comments can be offensive or profane. In addition to comments, the live video aspect makes it impossible to screen for language.

Mixer does feature a report button on live-stream pages, so viewers can flag content/users during streaming but that doesn’t shield them from exposure during live-streams.

Mixer can be an excellent platform for gaming enthusiast kids to meet teens with similar interests and passions, or even develop a following of their own through live streaming, but the live feature makes the app a no-go for younger users.

Parents who do allow their children to use the Mixer app should monitor and check in with them periodically, as online interactions on this site can cross the line into bullying.

It is essential, however, to note that Mixer does have Rules of User Conduct that specifically prohibit hate speech, harassment, threats, impersonation, image suitability, name suitability, channel description rating, misuse of report form, hacking, impersonating an admin, discussion about self-harm.

As stated, moderators are assigned to different streams to help keep the Mixer community safe, and users themselves can report infractions.

This app is safe for mature teens with parental supervision.

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